The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 332 390 367
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -23
Permanent jobs citing BGP 902 666 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 3.74% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 766 516 660
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £62,950
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18793 17807 21534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.13% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15284 13978 17888
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +61 865 £50,000 - 112
London +77 399 £50,000 -4.76% 50
South East +58 259 £45,500 +1.11% 35
City of London +96 168 £50,000 -6.97% 33
Berkshire +34 109 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire -33 59 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Reading +28 55 £50,000 - 5
Hampshire +3 54 £45,000 +7.46% 11
East of England -1 48 £50,000 - 4
Surrey +6 41 £40,500 -4.70% 4
North West -2 40 £37,500 -25.00% 3
West Midlands -21 38 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Yorkshire -43 30 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North Yorkshire +26 27 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester -2 26 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Leeds -46 26 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Bedfordshire - 24 £50,000 - 1
East Sussex - 23 £45,000 - 6
York +24 22 £51,250 +7.89%
Reigate - 17 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham -1 16 £49,250 +12.57% 3
South Wales -8 15 £50,000 +14.28%
Wales -10 15 £50,000 +14.28%
Andover - 15 £45,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £40,000 -44.82%
Slough -2 13 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Kent +10 11 £41,500 -7.77%
Essex -25 11 £62,500 +28.20% 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 11 - - 1
Bracknell -3 10 £53,050 +2.01%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1764 (89.82%) Cisco
2 1467 (74.69%) OSPF
3 1393 (70.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1256 (63.95%) Firewall
5 1165 (59.32%) MPLS
6 1091 (55.55%) CCNP
7 836 (42.57%) WAN
8 789 (40.17%) VPN
9 767 (39.05%) EIGRP
10 753 (38.34%) Juniper
11 660 (33.60%) LAN
12 596 (30.35%) Cisco ASA
13 574 (29.23%) CCNA
14 557 (28.36%) TCP/IP
15 554 (28.21%) CheckPoint
16 498 (25.36%) Network Security
17 480 (24.44%) Linux
18 452 (23.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 446 (22.71%) F5
20 416 (21.18%) Wireless
21 389 (19.81%) VMware
22 382 (19.45%) DNS
23 379 (19.30%) IPsec
24 360 (18.33%) VoIP
25 352 (17.92%) Finance
26 344 (17.52%) Telecoms
27 330 (16.80%) Load Balancing
28 326 (16.60%) ITIL
29 317 (16.14%) Cisco IOS
30 316 (16.09%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 85 (4.33%) Apache
2 84 (4.28%) Lync
3 79 (4.02%) MS Exchange
4 46 (2.34%) IIS
5 20 (1.02%) nginx
6 17 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.66%) Moodle
8 11 (0.56%) Confluence
9 10 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.36%) MediaWiki
11 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.20%) ejabberd
12 4 (0.20%) Zope
12 4 (0.20%) Plone
12 4 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 109 (5.55%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.94%) MS Visio
3 84 (4.28%) MS Office
4 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (1.37%) IaaS
2 20 (1.02%) SaaS
3 19 (0.97%) Office 365
4 11 (0.56%) PaaS
5 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1467 (74.69%) OSPF
2 1256 (63.95%) Firewall
3 1165 (59.32%) MPLS
4 836 (42.57%) WAN
5 789 (40.17%) VPN
6 767 (39.05%) EIGRP
7 660 (33.60%) LAN
8 596 (30.35%) Cisco ASA
9 557 (28.36%) TCP/IP
10 498 (25.36%) Network Security
11 452 (23.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 416 (21.18%) Wireless
13 382 (19.45%) DNS
14 379 (19.30%) IPsec
15 360 (18.33%) VoIP
16 317 (16.14%) Cisco IOS
17 316 (16.09%) VLAN
18 304 (15.48%) HSRP
19 281 (14.31%) SSL
20 242 (12.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.09%) MySQL
2 26 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.41%) Big Data
7 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.31%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.25%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.20%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.15%) DB2
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.051%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 18 (0.92%) JIRA
3 15 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.66%) Subversion
5 11 (0.56%) Hudson
6 4 (0.20%) Emacs
7 3 (0.15%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.15%) TestLink
General
1 352 (17.92%) Finance
2 344 (17.52%) Telecoms
3 85 (4.33%) Banking
4 72 (3.67%) Retail
5 44 (2.24%) Advertising
6 39 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.32%) Marketing
8 25 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.17%) Law
9 23 (1.17%) Games
9 23 (1.17%) French Language
10 18 (0.92%) Back Office
11 13 (0.66%) Legal
12 11 (0.56%) German Language
13 10 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.46%) Billing
15 8 (0.41%) Electronics
16 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.25%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1090 (55.50%) Network Engineer
2 302 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 149 (7.59%) Consultant
4 127 (6.47%) Support Engineer
5 126 (6.42%) Architect
6 112 (5.70%) Network Support
7 105 (5.35%) Network Consultant
8 99 (5.04%) Network Architect
9 91 (4.63%) Network Specialist
10 89 (4.53%) Security Engineer
11 77 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
12 75 (3.82%) IP Engineer
13 73 (3.72%) Network Support Engineer
14 72 (3.67%) Analyst
15 64 (3.26%) NOC Engineer
16 62 (3.16%) Cisco Engineer
17 55 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
18 54 (2.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 53 (2.70%) Network Analyst
20 52 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.17%) LAMP
2 14 (0.71%) SOAP
2 14 (0.71%) XMPP
3 10 (0.51%) Middleware
4 6 (0.31%) Web Services
5 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (0.15%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.10%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.10%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (0.10%) WSH
6 2 (0.10%) CSS
6 2 (0.10%) HTML
6 2 (0.10%) .NET
6 2 (0.10%) XML
6 2 (0.10%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.051%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (3.87%) Clustering
3 50 (2.55%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (1.78%) Hedge funds
6 26 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 17 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 17 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 15 (0.76%) Open Source
10 14 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
10 14 (0.71%) Statistics
11 13 (0.66%) VLE
12 12 (0.61%) CMDB
13 11 (0.56%) PKI
13 11 (0.56%) AVVID
14 10 (0.51%) Replication
15 9 (0.46%) IVR
16 8 (0.41%) DTV
16 8 (0.41%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 480 (24.44%) Linux
2 301 (15.33%) Windows
3 227 (11.56%) UNIX
4 77 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (3.82%) Solaris
6 49 (2.49%) CentOS
7 44 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (2.04%) Ubuntu
9 32 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.92%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.87%) Debian
12 17 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 11 (0.56%) SUSE
14 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.31%) OpenBSD
17 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.25%) AIX
18 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (16.80%) Load Balancing
2 326 (16.60%) ITIL
3 286 (14.56%) Network Design
4 213 (10.85%) Network Management
5 144 (7.33%) Project Management
6 136 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
7 130 (6.62%) Change Management
8 121 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 110 (5.60%) E-Commerce
10 102 (5.19%) Network Architecture
10 102 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 86 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 76 (3.87%) Low Latency
13 72 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
14 68 (3.46%) Service Management
15 67 (3.41%) Migration
16 66 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
16 66 (3.36%) Change Control
17 58 (2.95%) Capacity Management
18 53 (2.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (7.38%) Perl
2 82 (4.18%) Bash Shell
3 70 (3.56%) Python
4 56 (2.85%) PHP
5 54 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 48 (2.44%) Java
7 43 (2.19%) SQL
8 42 (2.14%) Tcl
9 27 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 24 (1.22%) Lisp
11 17 (0.87%) Ruby
12 11 (0.56%) C
13 5 (0.25%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.25%) R
14 1 (0.051%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1393 (70.93%) Cisco Certification
2 1091 (55.55%) CCNP
3 574 (29.23%) CCNA
4 301 (15.33%) CCIE
5 172 (8.76%) Degree
6 131 (6.67%) CCDP
7 122 (6.21%) Security Cleared
8 119 (6.06%) CCSE
9 102 (5.19%) CCSA
10 96 (4.89%) CCIP
11 82 (4.18%) CCSP
12 69 (3.51%) JNCIA
13 68 (3.46%) SC Cleared
14 56 (2.85%) CCDA
15 51 (2.60%) CISSP
16 42 (2.14%) JNCIS
17 41 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
19 37 (1.88%) JNCIE
20 32 (1.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (11.61%) SLA
2 91 (4.63%) PCI DSS
3 55 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.36%) QA
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.051%) BS25999
System Software
1 263 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 76 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
4 58 (2.95%) vSphere
5 35 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.17%) XenServer
7 19 (0.97%) Firmware
8 18 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 17 (0.87%) XenApp
10 16 (0.81%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.76%) Postfix
12 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.56%) Samba
14 11 (0.56%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.41%) vCloud
16 7 (0.36%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.25%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 5 (0.25%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 83 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 78 (3.97%) CiscoWorks
3 72 (3.67%) Nagios
4 58 (2.95%) Cisco Prime
5 57 (2.90%) Cacti
6 46 (2.34%) SolarWinds Orion
7 41 (2.09%) FortiGate
8 31 (1.58%) HP NNM
9 30 (1.53%) OpenView
10 26 (1.32%) SCOM
11 21 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
12 18 (0.92%) Puppet
13 16 (0.81%) Netcool
14 15 (0.76%) Zenoss
14 15 (0.76%) Cisco LMS
14 15 (0.76%) Opsview
15 14 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
16 12 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
17 11 (0.56%) ZABBIX
18 10 (0.51%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1764 (89.82%) Cisco
2 753 (38.34%) Juniper
3 554 (28.21%) CheckPoint
4 446 (22.71%) F5
5 389 (19.81%) VMware
6 232 (11.81%) Microsoft
7 224 (11.41%) SolarWinds
8 191 (9.73%) HP
9 118 (6.01%) Fortinet
10 111 (5.65%) Citrix
11 107 (5.45%) Blue Coat
12 106 (5.40%) Red Hat
13 91 (4.63%) Riverbed
14 64 (3.26%) Aruba
15 58 (2.95%) Avaya
16 43 (2.19%) Nokia
16 43 (2.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 40 (2.04%) Brocade
18 37 (1.88%) Nortel
19 35 (1.78%) Infoblox
City, London
TRG
Salary: £65000 - £75000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50,000 to £55,000 + Bonus (10%) Neg
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Xchanging
Salary: bens+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £44,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £78000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: Market rates depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Clevedon, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: Excellent + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum Plus flexible benfits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £1.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago